Infographic: Does Congestion Pricing Work?

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From the success of congestion pricing in Stockholm to the lack of enthusiasm in US cities (and indeed, much of the world in recent years), congestion pricing is a subject that’s got much coverage here on This Big City. That’s why I was happy to see a new infographic published on this very topic, sharing information such as pricing in London, Singapore, Stockholm and Milan, as well as revenues generated in each of these cities.

Check out the infographic below for even more factoids. Does it change your view on congestion pricing?

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Top image via mariordo59. Infographic courtesy of carfinance24/7 

  • DarkMagess

    Very interesting. And definitely does raise the question as to what the long-term solution should be. It looks like either 1) people get used to the charge and so return to old habits or 2) during the time in which the charge is in place the population increases such that congestion returns to its previous level. I suppose you’d only know if it was 2 if you canceled the charge and saw a huge spike in congestion.

  • Richard Fitzer

    New York City did not “plan” to introduce congestion pricing. Mayor Bloomberg tried to force through a poorly designed program with virtually no debate or outreach.